Today's Features

  • Learn to build gingerbread houses

    The Family Strength Network is offering Gingerbread classes, to demonstrate how to build gingerbread houses for people of all ages.
    There are four classes set for different age groups.
    Toddlers: 10:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 3. Cost is $10 per child.
    School age children: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Cost is $20 for the gingerbread house kit.
    Teens and adults: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Dec. 5. Cost is $20 for the gingerbread house kit.
    Registration required through lafsn.org, or call 662-4515. The Family Strengths Network is located at 1990 Diamond Drive in the Pueblo Complex.

    KOATS for Kids campaign kicks off

  • I would like to take a moment to thank the community for turning out for the Festival of Trees. The funds raised will benefit senior citizen and youth serving programs, building a better community for all of us.
    I would also like you to ask you to support Small Business Saturday and the days that follow, by making some purchase locally that you may not have made before.
    To be honest, we changed the dates of the festivals when we realized that we lost so much traffic off the Hill the weekend after Thanksgiving that it hurt our event.
    So this holiday season support a business that you don’t normally visit or one that is always there for you. Either way, their bottom line is what helps our community thrive.
    If you don’t often come down to White Rock, swing into Warm Hearts Yarn and shop their little mini mall of offerings from a variety of vendors. Have a bite to eat at the Bandelier Grill, Lee’s Chinese Restaurant has a new name but a really great Friday buffet and don’t forget the Rosebud Café, hey ya’ll White Rock is rockin!
    The Blue Window Bistro is a festival supporter and does an awesome chocolate mousse. Do you know we have our own chocolate shop with the Rose Chocolatier? You never go wrong with a gift of chocolate, any age, any stage.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    The cat room is currently full of cats that are all shapes, sizes and personalities — the shelter has something for everyone — young to mature, playful to peaceful, interactive to solitary, claws to no claws and every color. Come meet a new forever friend today!

  • Nov. 23-29, 2014
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.    Medicare Part D    
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Potato bar,             salad bar
    Noon        Grief support
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish and chips
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    “Friends” meeting
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf

  • Oct. 17: A boy, Cyrus Nicholas Moore, born to Shanda and Brian Moore
    Oct. 27: A girl, Elizabeth Barbara Eisele-Ohman, born to Elizabeth Terry Ohman and Douglas Joseph Eisele
    Nov. 2: A girl, Ily Rae Bowyer, born to Noelle and Sean Bowyer
    Nov. 3: A boy, Broderick Eugene Euler, born to Garrett and Lisa Euler
    Nov. 4: A boy, Everett James Waters, born to Sarah G. and Ml James Waters
    Nov. 5: A boy, Carleone Leroy Jenkins, born to Kathleen Bailon and Marquise Jenkins
    Nov. 6: A girl, Antoinette Olivia L’Esperance, born to Alexandria L’Esperance
    Nov. 7: A girl, Lyla Sadie Salazar, born to Sierra Ortiz and Ricardo Salazar
    Nov. 12: A boy, Charles Reass, born to Jenna and David Reass



    The Los Alamos Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star will sell Collin Street Bakery holiday fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes until 6 p.m. in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby in Los Alamos. They will also be sold on the following Fridays: Dec. 5, 12 and 19 (or until sold out). No fruitcakes will be sold at LANB the Friday after Thanksgiving. For more information, contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797, email judygoldie1@gmail.com, or Nina Laird, 662-7580. 


    Coro de Cámara presents the Silver Anniversary Season, celebrating 25 years of music-making with the chorus and soloists. The program “Silvery Tones,” features Cantata 140, “Sleepers, Wake,” by J.S. Bach and includes works by Handel, Duruflé, Paulus, Mathias, Scarlatti and Byrd. 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

     “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
    Watercolors and pastels by Jane E. Chandler at El Gancho Tennis and Fitness Club in Santa Fe. Show will run through November.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” This exhibition will run through Saturday.

    Venice: A Reality of a Different Order. Works by Robbie Steinbach. Through Jan. 13, 2015 at Caffe Renato, the Taos Center for the Arts.

    Hand-Woven for the Holidays: Holiday Group Textile Exhibition featuring new work by New Mexico Weavers Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Sandy Voss and Barbara Marigold. Opening reception with the Artists 5-7 p.m. Friday at Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs through Jan. 2.

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    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 11-14-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technology Transfer at LANL – A 70 Year Perspective”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM NNMCAP Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM The Garage
    12:30 PM EuroMax

  • Española
    Anthony’s at the Delta-Catering, 233 N. Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: Sept. 12
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Thermometer in refrigerator needs to be adjusted. Violation occurred on the Sept. 9 inspection and correction has been made.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Geronimo, 724 Canyon Road
    Date inspected: Sept. 12
    Violations: Eight high-risk violations. Wet wash cloth out of sanitizer bucket. Refrigerator temperature in danger zone. Dented cans mixed in with good stock. Ice scoop stored on top of ice machine. Knives stored in sanitizer bucket. Ice machines have mold build up. Improper cooling of food. Employee drink has the potential to cross-contaminate food prep area. No test strips or thermal labels for high temperature dish washing machine. No trash can near the hand washing station. Two moderate-risk violations. Flies throughout prep and dining area. Rodent droppings in water heater closet. One low-risk violation. Restroom door opens up into food prep area.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Sept. 26.

    Five Star Burgers, 604B N. Guadalupe St.
    Date inspected: Sept. 12

  • The holiday tradition of “Yuletide in Taos,” begins with the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Saturday and culminating with the meaningful Taos Pueblo Christmas traditions through Dec. 25.
    “There’s no other place that brings the warmth of rich cultural holiday traditions to life than Taos, where the senses come alive with the lights, sounds and experiences that are unique to this town. Plus, with Taos Ski Valley’s new chairlift to Kachina Peak, skiers can now experience some of the highest ski runs in the world,” said Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone.
    The Taos Turkey Trot 5K Road Race and Fun Run/Walk brings the community together with proceeds to benefit local youth health groups. This year, a KidsK will allow the little ones to participate, each who will receive an award. Twirl Toystore and Play Space is bringing a Turkey Trot Crafts Area to families from 9–11:30 a.m., where crafters will create awards for the youth runners and KidsK. Prices, times and registration information are available online at taosturkeytrot.org.